Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
international community, and the u.s. could not stand by and watch. >> but it is it a function of modern warfare in that it is much slower to mobilize it than when the british sent a gunboat and that was it. >> and libya is a large country. >> physically very large. >> it is not just the shores of tripoli? the dynamics are amazing. there is the cities in the north, and in the south there are a lot of tribal lands. >> it is so enormous. >> and there is a lot of trouble loyalty. >> what it has happened and will affect the whole world, the price of oil has gone up. it is not that large a producer. although it does produce a very desirable kind of oil, sweet crude, in an area mostly with sour crudes, which are more often made into gasoline. >> we are only getting about 5% of our oil, but europe is -- absolutely, countries especially like europe -- like italy and france. >> it is fungible, and there is one pool on earth in oil, the market, and it goes in price -- it goes up in price. we are pushing up the price here and no libyan oil is flowing into the u.s. >> some stations in washington, d.
Mar 20, 2011 10:30am EDT
. following 9/11, the u.s. plants really upgraded their loss of offsite power. i'm not sure i have the data to say if japanese did the same. but we made an effort through the industry equivilent of what bronco mentioned in the n.r.c. so the industry itself has pushed hard. the industry is pushing very hard, already an bulletin out to the utilities saying you have to investigate your ability to withstand certain of these natural events and to make sure your offsid power procedures and equipment and so on is really up to snuff in the event of these. so we've done a little bit more in that space. >> linda gasparello, how much do you think that the japanese culture, the saving of face, the respect for older people in institutions has prevented whistle blowers and even the country itself admitting error and mistake and physical clation? >> i think some of that has come into play. i also think that the -- that the japanese cohesiveness of society, i mean the idea that we have to work together, which is fortunately not caused a lot of panic in japan has also really meant that the way they
Mar 13, 2011 10:30am EDT
u.s. in manufacturing plants without people. we cannot build a transmission we need without having trained and qualified people. in a clearly -- and clearly labor is a part of this and we think there is a lot of opportunity. >> is labor ready to go? >> if the demand is there. >> give us concrete examples of where people could be put to work tomorrow if the regulators would be more cooperative? >> there are scores of projects. the project we talked about -- the spectra gas pipeline, the new jersey-a new york interconnection, there -- that is an incredibly compelling product for the new york metropolitan area. the level of natural gas and that is clean and that project is proposed and compelling. that is a couple thousand jobs. those are construction jobs and engineering jobs. those are managerial jobs across the board. one thing to be optimistic about is we are the saudi arabia of solar in the southwest, of wind power in the northwest, natural gas, we have more natural gas than saudi arabia. this country is bountiful if we take advantage. >> and 500 year as acoal. >> exactly. >> ste